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Interpreting Hepatitis B Test Results
Dear Greg, My Anti-HBs results was e-mailed to be today. Below are my results (48 days after possible exposure): HBsAg - Negative Anti-HBs - Positive From our previous conversation, I understand having a positive Anti-HBs results is good--meaning I am immune. But on the paper, Positive is in red font and it says that normal is Negative so it looks a bit scary. Can you please explain to my what my results mean? Do I need to take any further tests or start medication? Or am I free of the virus and safe? Thanks. Mark
Posted by: Mark
Date: 29 Aug 2016

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Does NAT also screen for Hepatitis B
Dear Greg, I understand that blood with a negative 4th gen combo HIV result will then be tested with NAT. Can I just ask if the NAT will also detect a Hepatitis B infection? If yes, will the Thai Red Cross call me if they see Hepatitis B in my bloob? Thanks.
Posted by: Mark
Date: 23 Aug 2016

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HIV 2 Detection
Dear Greg, Hope all is well. Previously I asked the question: Does the 4th gen combo test & NAT test detect both HIV 1 and HIV 2? You responded: Both the 4th generation HIV antibody test and NAT can detect both HIV 1 & HIV 2. I have since called the SEARCH number your provided to ask about the NAT results for my blood collection date and they say all came in normal. Then I asked if the NAT detects both HIV 1 and 2 and the person I talked to said it was only for HIV 1. Can I please double check this information with you? Can you confirm that it can also detect HIV 2. Again, just to be sure and for my peace of mind. I know HIV 2 is not prevalent in Thailand but my possible exposure was with a sex worker so anything can be possible with her previous encounters with other tourists. Thank you. Mark
Posted by: Mark
Date: 22 Aug 2016

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“One-stop” treatment service at The After-Hours Clinic
Dear Greg, According to your earlier post (http://www.adamslove.org/en-agallery.php?mid=93 ), “The After-Hours Clinic at the TRCARC provides the opportunity for clients/patients to receive “one-stop” comprehensive HIV testing and treatment services, without having to seek outside medical supervision.” Regarding the “one-stop” treatment service you kindly mentioned, can you please confirm whether my following understanding is correct: As a non-Thai national currently on HIV medication, I do NOT have to obtain a prescription from a doctor based outside the TRCARC (e.g. at the Bangkok Christian Hospital) before I go to the TRCARC to buy relevant medicine. I can SIMPLY visit the After-Hours Clinic, consult a doctor (by paying the Doctor's fee 400 Baht) there, obtain his/her prescription, and then buy medicine at the After-Hours Clinic. Your reply will be very much appreciated. Best regards, Soochow
Posted by: Soochow
Date: 12 Aug 2016

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Stribild and Dolutegravir (Tivicay)
Stribild has now been approved by the Thai FDA and the purchasing process is underway. The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre will make an announcement when Stribild is available and its price. Approval of Tivicay from the Thai FDA is still pending. The Adam's Love website will keep you informed of any change in status. The Adam's Love Team
Posted by: Greg
Date: 11 Aug 2016

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TRC HIV Test Inquiries
Hello Greg, I had a possible HIV exposure July 9, 2016. I've had two tests in the Thai Red Cross Anonymous clinic: 1. July 30, Saturday (21 days after) 2. August 4, Thursday (26 days after) Both came out negative after the 60 minute 4th generation test. And I was told that all blood samples are then re-tested using NAT and results come 3 days after. Just some questions please: 1. Can you confirm that ALL blood samples in the Anonymous clinic are tested using NAT after the 4th gen combo test? 2. Can I take my two 4th generation results as conclusive? Am I safe? 3. Just for peace of mind, can you please help check my NAT result? I have not received a call but I want to be sure. (HN 1601930) 4. Is the NAT test 100% accurate after 21 and 26 days? Any chance for false negatives? 5. Does the 4th gen combo test & NAT test detect both HIV 1 and HIV 2? Sorry for all the questions. I'm sure you get this a lot but I am stressed out and anxious as I've had a fever for more than a week now. Thank you very much. I appreciate your work in this website.
Posted by: Mark
Date: 10 Aug 2016

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Triumeq or Genvoya?
As I read here now there is no plan to get Triumeq in Thailand. But how about Genvoya? Attripla? Always Kivexa and Viramune is annoying. One pill a day should be enough and also a target for Thai FDA....cannot remember.
Posted by: Gary
Date: 10 Aug 2016

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Triumeq or Genvoya?
As I read here now there is no plan to get Triumeq in Thailand. But how about Genvoya? Attripla? Always Kivexa and Viramune is annoying. One pill a day should be enough and also a target for Thai FDA....cannot remember.
Posted by: Gary
Date: 10 Aug 2016

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Thai Red Cross HIV Testing Inquiry
Hello, I had a possible HIV exposure July 9, 2016. I've had two tests in the Thai Red Cross Anonymous clinic: 1. July 30, Saturday (21 days after) 2. August 4, Thursday (26 days after) Both came out negative after the 60 minute 4th generation test. And I was told that all blood samples are then re-tested using NAT and results come 3 days after. Just some questions please: 1. Can you confirm that ALL blood samples in the Anonymous clinic are tested using NAT after the 4th gen combo test? 2. Can I take my two 4th generation results as conclusive? Am I safe? 3. Just for peace of mind, can you please help check my NAT result? I have not received a call but I want to be sure. Please let me know if you need more info from me. 4. Is the NAT test 100% accurate after 21 and 26 days? 5. Does the 4th gen combo test & NAT test detect both HIV 1 and HIV 2? Sorry for all the questions. I'm sure you get this a lot but I am stressed out and anxious as I've had a fever for more than a week now. Thank you very much. I appreciate your work in this website.
Posted by: Mark
Date: 09 Aug 2016

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Atripla
Hi. I wish to know if Atripla is available in Thai Red Cross. Thanks, Dhel
Posted by: Dhel
Date: 05 Aug 2016

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Prescription in Chinese
So I have managed to get my doc to prescrib me truvada here in Taiwan and i am planning on getting it in BKK Red Cross centre as its much more affordable there. In order to get Truvada at Red Cross centre, u will need the prescription from your doc, which i did. The problem here is that my doc could only get me prescription in Chinese, the only things in eng are the name of Truvada and dosage and the reason for it, other than that its all in chinese. My question here is that if i take this prescription to Red Cross Centre, will they be able to let me purchase Truvada? or i will need to get the prescription translated into English?
Posted by: Gary
Date: 05 Aug 2016

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can i do my treatment in anonymous clinic
can i do my hiv treatment in anonymous clinic?
Posted by: lowie
Date: 31 Jul 2016

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Increase costs in Off-Clinic Hours
I could understand a nominal increase in off-clinic hours but a 10% increase in ARV meds and 20% increase in laboratory tests, is absurd for a not for profit organization. Hope Thai Red Cross change this policy. Not all of us are free to leave work during office hours and must go after hours or Saturdays. Please reconsider.
Posted by: Piere
Date: 30 Jul 2016

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Any update news of Stribild?
Hi, is there any update news of Stribild? When would buy in the Red Cross Clinic? and the price. It is at the end of July.
Posted by: Daniel
Date: 21 Jul 2016

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Undetectable Status
Hello! I am a Filipino and just recently found having an HIV. In Philippines, you cant work abroad if you are HIV positive unless the country you are going to work are allowing HIV patient. Note that currently I am working here in Thailand for more than 3 years. Of course before coming here I was negative. According to some journal, you can get undetectable status if you continue ARV medications. I just started 2 weeks ago my ARV treatment. I wish to know if somehow, my status became undetectable would that mean that my HIV test shows negative result?
Posted by: Dhel
Date: 17 Jul 2016

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Availability of Tivicay/Dolutegravir
While it has been anticipated that Tivicay/Dolutegravir might receive approval from the Thai FDA in May of this year, there is still no word of when approval may be forthcoming. GlaxoSmithKlein has suggested that approval is not imminent because the regulatory dossier was submitted after Gilead Sciences' dossier for Stribild- filed in May 2013, approval still pending. We will keep you informed of any new developments. A list of medications currently available at the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre are listed on the following webpage: http://www.adamslove.org/en-d.php?id=73 Adam's Love Team
Posted by: Greg
Date: 22 Jun 2016

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Epzicom (Abacavir and Lavumidine tablet)
Hi Adam's love team Epzicom available in thailand ? what's the price of it ? thank you
Posted by: jun
Date: 21 Jun 2016

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Stribild - Available yet?
Hi, a few months back you mentioned that Stribild would be available to purchase at the Red Cross in May/June 2016. Can you kindly update us? Is it available? What is the price?
Posted by: terry
Date: 03 Jun 2016

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Received Oral, Frottage, Genital Rubbing
Hi Adam Love Team, I have talked to 1663 and official at Adam Love Hotline (022532666) and I have received the same answers that I am not at risk of HIV infection and HIV test is not warranted for the following encounters: 1. I am a man have received oral for less than 2 minutes from an unknown status partner - I have no cut on my genital - there was no visible blood after the oral sex was performed - I have licked the partner's male genital twice (not the tip of the penis) but did not put my whole mouth in. I have no open sore or cut inside my mouth or lip - Q. Do i have any risk here from receiving the oral or possible precum from the licking? 2. We have engaged in frottage, male genital rubbing against male genital and male genital rubbing against anal where the opening of my penis might come in contact with fluid outside the anus but no penetration occur and again I cannot see any visible cut or open wound on the opening of my penis- Q. Do i have any risk here from premium and anal fluid outside the body? 3. Mutual masturbation with no ejaculation - I have minor cut on my hand but there are not bleeding - Q. Do I have nay risk here from premium outside the body that could get into my hands? 4. Me and partner have finished ourselves with self masturbation where ejaculation have occurred for both parties but his semen did not come into contact with my body then I proceed to wash my self after the entire act - Q. Any risk from the semen that have come outside the body? Thank you so much in advance for your confirmation.
Posted by: Eric
Date: 27 May 2016

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Dolutegravir/Tivicay/Triumeq
Hello, Has there been any news on the availability of Dolutegravir/Tivicay/Triumeq in Thailand yet? It was mentioned before it might come in May 2016.
Posted by: Piere
Date: 20 May 2016

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Is it possible to get my hands on NAT test result
I went to get tested for HIV at The Thai Red Cross Anonymous Clinic.The result was negative ( the 60 min test).Is there a way I can get hold of the NAT test result.I am really stressing thinking about it .It would be nice if you could help me or give me a number to call or point at the right direction.
Posted by: ted
Date: 05 May 2016

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Following up on NAT Test
Hi Greg, I hope you are doing well. I am still waiting for the reply from you regarding my Nat result. Please do response and let me know. I hope you understand that I am going through a lot of stress and your response would help me a lot to get me back in place. I know that you have other responsibility at work but please try to get back to me. I hope you understand and thank you again
Posted by: Dav
Date: 20 Apr 2016

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Regarding the test
Hi Greg , Following to my own post http://adamslove.org/en-agallery.php?mid=82 Thank you for your quick response. I would appreciate if you could find a way to figure this out for me regarding the NAT test. I travel to bkk on 5 march 2016 to do my Anti test which i got the result in an hour.Whatever negative result will then be sent for further test which is NAT test and result will be out 3 days after which for me would mean 8 march 2016. I left thailand on 7 march 2016. I called NAT center 3 times in 3 different occasion since I left the country on 7 march and If anything they wouldnt be able to reach me. First time I called on the 9 march the Nat technician told me all the result are negative for the 5 march. When I started with all the symptoms I called again a week after that and try to explain the situation to her that I already left the country since the 7 of march.The Nat technician told me that we have one case and we have already contacted the person.I got panic and start to think what if they would be anything and the Nat center cant contact me. Then I decided to called again the third time and explain the whole situation the answer i received was We have few cases on that day but we somehow manage to contact them all.This got me more worried. I apologise Greg to get this up since my mind is running and its not at peace eventhough I should have trusted My 7 week anti hiv with 4 generation test result that it is accurate. As you understand that I am not living in thailand and I can't do much from here.I would really appreciate if you could check for me regarding the NAT test on the 5 march 2016. I will give some details from my card. LN - 5903050115 ( anti test that day) HN - 1009291 ( card details ) I would really appreciate if you could help me out with this as to get my mind in peace.If you need any other details from me please do let me know. Thank you for time Greg and much appreciated.
Posted by: Dav
Date: 18 Apr 2016

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Regarding to the test
Greg, Following up to this post http://adamslove.org/agallery.php?mid=1583 First of all i would like to to say I had a low risk exposure and did my anti hiv test after 7 weeks along with Nat test at 7 weeks and both result are negative.I did the test on 5 march 2016 at thai red cross center. The nurse told me that my result was conclusive as it has past the window period and I called to check for Nat test it was negative. Nothing came into my mind as I know that the technician and staff are all professionally train until on the 10 of march ( 6 days after the test) I started with few symptoms a severe diarrhea( 7 days) , fever,(3-4 days) muscles pain(3-4 days and then rash(2-3 weeks) appearing on my arms. MY concern is that while i was having my blood test the two lady technician were busy talking all those time when i was there and the needle was there on the holder when my blood was withdrawn.I do understand that all the technician at the lab are professional train and I have no doubt in that but we all are human and can make some small mistake that can cause people life.I never had any symptoms before the test and 6 days after i did the test all of this symptoms appear.And to add you with I DID NOT have any sexual activity or any more risk since 19 of jan until today. I am really concern about this as to what I believe and also on this page and other expert in thai red cross saying that the 4 generation test along with nat test later than 4 weeks should be conclusive. I will be coming back to do the test again on 25 march 2016 at the red cross as I am working abroad. I hope you understand me what I am trying to Clarified here.It has bought this to my concern and make me worried since the incident. Thank you Greg
Posted by: Dav
Date: 16 Apr 2016

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Medical or accident insurance for HIV+ person
Hi I am HIV+ but otherwise healthy on meds for nearly a year, cd4 over 1000 and undetectable. I would like to buy basic medical insurance for medical issues not relating to HIV and accident insurance. I am a farang, is this possible? does anyone know any insurance company that I could buy coverage. Even if I can only buy accident only insurance that would be OK. Thanks j
Posted by: jon
Date: 09 Apr 2016

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Sylvain Dore
Hi, I already sent a post before but i need some clarification on something. I have HIV and under medical treatment. I will be living in Thailand starting 1 May and will need to buy meds. What is the steps? 1. Heard that first i need to get a blood test to get my CD4 level and infectious level and could get it at the Thai Red Cross. Is thid true? If so,do i need to get an appointment? How long it takes to get the result? 2. I need then to see a doctor with the test result right? Any hospital suggestions? 3.Then the doctor will prepare me a prescription, and will be able to buy the meds at the Thai Red Cross. Is that correct? If i have it right, how much time average it takes from the moment i do a blood test and get the meds? Kapun Krap! ☺ Sylvain
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Date: 07 Apr 2016

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Getting treatment but have problems
i am getting treatment for HIV and the counts are all good, however I am having problems walking, is this common and can anything be done?
Posted by: jonjo
Date: 01 Apr 2016

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4th Generation Ati-Body test and NAT
Hi Adam's Love Team, I have went to get tested at the Anonymous Clinic after I have stopped my PEP medicines 3 days into the 28 days course. I have waited 2 weeks after I have stopped the PEP and the result came out negative. The test was the 4th generation anti-body test which the staff claim is highly accurate and I should not worry about it anymore since I did used a condom and the result should ease my mind. However, the staff has scheduled another test in 2 months as a "routine check" which he said that no one that came back for the test have actually turned positive after the 4th generation test result is negative since the clinic have started using it. Is this true? Just want a confirmation really. Also, no one from the clinic have called me 6 days after the 4th generation negative result already so can I presume that my NAT result is also negative? Thank you so much for your reply.
Posted by: Eric
Date: 24 Mar 2016

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List of the hospitals to get medical supervision
Hello! Could you please give some list of recommended hospitals where I can get medical supervision in Bangkok? Thank you!
Posted by: Dmitrii
Date: 21 Mar 2016

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HIV treatment in Udon Thani
Hi. I will be living in Udon Thani soon. Anyone knows where i could get medication and a good doctor for follow up? Tks a lot
Posted by: Sylvain
Date: 16 Mar 2016

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